APUA Workers Off To The Bahamas


The Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) has answered the call to help rebuild the electrical network in The Bahamas following the recent passage of Hurricane Dorian.

The Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC), of which APUA is a member, issued a call to regional utility providers to assist in the rebuilding of the electrical transmission and distribution network in Abaco.

Five (5) of APUA’s linesmen were deployed to assist the Bahamian utility company, Bahamas Power and
Light Company (BPL) in their restoration efforts. The men departed Antigua on Saturday October 12th, 2019 for three (3) weeks.

According to APUA Transmission and Distribution Engineer, Jason Peters, at the end of the three (3) week period, a determination will be made as to whether a second crew will be
deployed to The Bahamas or there will be an extension for the original APUA delegation.

The linesmen form part of a total of 58 regional electrical technicians who will assist in the rebuilding efforts.

They will be housed on the Abaco island in campsites for the duration of their stay.
APUA has been a recipient of such support and is happy to assist its fellow utility provider following their recent devastation.

The Authority wishes its linesmen a safe journey and stay in The Bahamas.



  1. It’s a pity these 5 men along with others weren’t sent to Barbuda to speed up the process attaching electricity after the hurricane..mr PM contrary to what u have been told they are people in Barbuda still without electricity.

    • Please speak about what you know… fyi Apua Antigua linesmen worked in Barbuda for months to rebuild the electricity infrastructure and restoration. Any pending connections can be handled by the Apua employees in Barbuda.

    • A Barbudan is an ungrateful person. No matter what you do for them they still will find something to criticize and stab you in the back.
      Antigua in times of needs gets help from many countries that are worst of then us economically. To name a few, Cuba, Venezuela, China.

  2. @Miller
    There are people in Antigua without electricity too.
    …People in Trinidad without electricity
    …People in Uganda without electricity
    …People in USA without electricity
    …People in St. Kitts without electricity
    …People in England without electricity

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